How To Overcome Frustration, Redirect Your Energies And Succeed In Your Business

We get frustrated when things don’t go the way we want them to. When we set goals and make plans, other circumstances can make us fall short of achieving our desired purpose. In business, especially the e-commerce industry, it’s pretty easy to get frustrated and tired.

Imagine working so hard on your products, including its manufacturing and shipping process, then, you only a few sales that you can count on one hand, and then to top it off, you end up getting crappy reviews from your customers! Maybe something went wrong along the way, but when you think about all the energy invested in this product, you are most certainly going to feel exasperated.

THIS IS NORMAL!

What isn’t okay is allowing your frustrations dictate your decisions. Emotion and business mixed together is a bad cocktail and a recipe for disaster. To put things in perspective, let’s look at some common frustrations when it comes to business.

  1. Lack of Profits: This is a major reason to get frustrated. If profits aren’t coming in, then why am I still here doing business? Lack of money leads to lack of motivation.
  2. Lack of Control: Having next to no flexibility when it comes to your schedule
  3. Nothing seems to be working: Regardless of how many books or articles you’ve read about your business, things still don’t seem to be working out for you.

Peradventure you find yourself struggling with any of these frustrations, you don’t need to fret! This is a common theme amongst entrepreneurs. The road to success isn’t always as smooth as it appears to be, how you deal with the gallops will determine if you will get to your final destination.

To overcome frustration, you need to go back to the drawing board. Taking a step back will allow you to see the bigger picture and get you refocused. How can you do this?

  1. Your Vision: Having a clear vision in mind helps put your business in focus, but not only that, it can also help serve as a reminder of why you do what you do. In trying times, you can look back to your well spelled out vision for yourself and your business and you can draw inspiration and motivation from this.

 

  1. Working with the right people: There is no quick way to success, but having the right team is undoubtedly a booster! Bad factories can sell you subpar products which will lead to angry customers and messy reviews. Ensure you are working with the right people so there is no break in the chain of quality you offer to your customers. If you are a busy person and cannot afford the time to attend to the nitty-gritty of your online store, then it is advisable you hire a competent VA, as this would help simplify things for you.

 

  1. Efficient Implementation: When trying out new things, perhaps from books or articles you’ve read; always ensure you are following the procedures stated in these materials correctly. Keep a record to track your progress and cut off anything that isn’t working. There is no point to continue on a road that leads to nowhere. Einstein once said that it is the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

 

  1. Track Progress: Endeavor to keep a track record of your progress and failures, no matter how small they may be. It’s easy to lose focus when you succeed and bask in the glory of the moment, but you should time out to record the processes that led to that success. Documenting your progress helps construct a roadmap for you to follow to consistent success. This way, you will know what works and what doesn’t, it will help organize your business process and allow you to remain consistent.

As we mentioned, frustration is almost inescapable, but you can mitigate its effects and give your business a better chance at succeeding. When things aren’t working out the way you want, it is always best to reevaluate your business strategy, bolster it with new ideas and techniques.

We got a ton of awesome material that you can use to do just that! Our video courses are packed with the latest information on how you can make it BIG on Amazon or Shopify!

You can check out the courses right here!

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 Mike says at 22:34 et
hi David! FOB means that the seller ships the goods to the port (such as FOB Shenzhen Yantian Port), and then the remaining responsibilities (sea freight, picking up and customs clearance) will be taken by the buyer . EXW is factory price.. . It means that the seller finishes the products and the goods is placed in the warehouse and the buyer needs to pick up the goods from the seller's warehouse.
 
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Claudia says at 07:39 et
If it's your first shipment I suggest to use "door to door" to avoid delays and hassles.
 
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 max says at 21:08 et
How do you guys handle delays related to Chinese New Years etc?
 
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 Emili says at 21:08 et
You can say the product is out of stock due to "high demand", "custom printing", "warehouse relocation". And then instead use Pre-order now and get special early bird discount price...
 
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 Jeff says at 21:15 et
Can i get negative feeback removed??
 
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Claudia says at 21:16 et
yes, JEFF. please see video about feedback removal. It's pretty easy to prevent negative feedback with followup series.
 
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 mya says at 17:20 et
Is Jungle Scout a scam or real deal?
 
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Claudia says at 17:21 et
Of course it's not a scam, and greg is a great guy! we use a lot of tools and have a video about it, all the tools are helpful! The more tools you have the better.
 
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 mia says at 22:24 et
hi All! has anyone had a problem with amazon receiving a different quantity than what was listed as shipped?
 
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 chris says at 22:25 et
Its common for the quantity to be wrong for the first few days. Let them update the stats.
 
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 David says at 22:25 et
@MIA, If the quantity is wrong even after few weeks you can submit investigation report and they will refund missing units cost to you if they lost.
 
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 Father says at 23:25 et
When running a promotion, what is the recommended discount for the sale to count as a verified review and feed the amz algorithm?
 
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 Emili says at 23:27 et
Amazon does not reveal exact cutoff data for "verified" vs "unverified". some people say it's 50% but it's a wild guess. It does not matter really. Don't overthink it Father.
 
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 Emili says at 23:27 et
I give minimum of 80% off. Keeps buyers happy and many reviews coming (WITHOUT asking even with new policies all ok).
 
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 Father says at 23:45 et
do we really need to wait for our first product to sell at least 10 items per day as suggested ? is this still a valid benchmark to work with?
 
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 wing11 says at 23:45 et
Yes but you don't just sit and wait, you prepare your next product while promoting and launching previous ones!
 
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william says at 12:34 et
Hi everybody, I'm new here and is excited. I'm just looking at the Course Intro. I'm starting with ZERO and will keep you guys posted.
 
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Claudia says at 12:35 et
Hi William, great to have you here!! I'm sure you will love it. Share your progress with us!
 
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Tiabrihani says at 12:32 et
Hello everyone, I am so grateful to be a member of this program, I have just started
 
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 Mike says at 15:15 et
Another great idea what sells $100 NET? Check out here http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/10/24/another-great-idea-sells/
 
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 Mike says at 08:27 et
New video added (NEW!) Visiting Coffee Factory Insights & Tips
Today we are in Guangzhou, an industrial city in China and visiting a
Coffee Maker Factory that is producing coffee makers for the top
European brands. We will see the production, show you real life
insights on how Chinese factories look and work, what questions you
should be asking when visiting your supplier and what quality control
is in place. Great insights from the real Chinese factory!

As a bonus we are sharing great tips for Amazon FBA sellers.

Visiting China is not required but will put you ahead of competition
if you really go extra mile and visit your suppliers and establish
personal level of trust with them. It's much harder for supplier to
scam you and provide poor quality if he knows that you can just hop on
the plane and visit their factory in person next day to check the
quality! Trust me, it works!
 
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 diego says at 08:28 et
where to see it Mike??
 
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 tom says at 08:30 et
In China with Love series (BONUS) http://sellslikehotcakes.co/videos.php
 
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 Samuel says at 07:53 et
great video!